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Red Art Volume 20 No 1

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Red Art: New Utopias in Data Capitalism, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Volume 20 Issue 1

ISBN: 978-1-906897-28-4 ISSN: 1071-4391 Date of Publication: January 15, 2014 Number of Pages: 284

Volume Editors: Lanfranco Aceti, Susanne Jaschko and Julian Stallabrass Editor: Bill Balaskas

The print issue of LEA Volume 20 Issue 1 Red Art: New Utopias in Data Capitalism is available on Amazon.

The publication investigates the relevance of socialist utopianism to the current dispositions of New Media Art, through the contributions of renowned and emerging academic researchers, critical theorists, curators and artists.

From the early stages of its development, New Media Art readily adopted a variety of means of artistic engagement and expression that aim at serving modes of utopian social being: from multi-modal collaboration to unrestricted public participation and from open software applications to hacktivism, the germs of leftist political thought seem to abound in the art of the Digital Age. Prompted by the economic crisis, New Media Art appears to increasingly employ the tools provided by new technologies in order to penetrate all aspects of global social living and assert the need for socioeconomic change. New Media artworks and art projects have gradually formed a common practice whose objectives allude to utopian theories of social organization lying closer to certain visions of communism, direct democracy and anarchism, rather than to the realities of neoliberal capitalism within which new media are produced and predominantly operate.

Red Art: New Utopias in Data Capitalism explores this multifaceted context in an attempt to demystify whether and to what extent the art of the Digital Age could be the result of the seemingly paradox combination of capitalism’s products and communism’s visions.

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac is a collaborative effort supported by New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development; OCR, Operational and Curatorial Research; Leonardo; Sabanci University and Goldsmiths, University of London.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Commonist Red Art: Blood, Bones, Utopia and Kittens
Introduction by Lanfranco Aceti
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Changing the Game: Towards an ‘Internet of Praxis’
Introduction by Bill Balaskas
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Suggestions for Art That Could Be Called Red
Introduction by Susanne Jaschko
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Why Digital Art Is Red
Introduction by Julian Stallabrass

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Grounds for the Political Aesthetics of Cultural Commons in the Post-Medium Condition: The Open Source Cultural Object
by Boris Čučković
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Powered by Google: Widening Access and Tightening Corporate Control
by Dan Schiller & Shinjoung Yeo
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Hackteria: An Example of Neomodern Activism
by Boris Magrini
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Communism of Capital and Cannibalism of the Common: Notes on the Art of Over-identification
by Matteo Pasquinelli
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Material Conditions of Production and Hidden Romantic Discourses in New Media Artistic and Creative Practices
by Ruth Pagès & Gemma San Cornelio
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Taus Makhacheva
by Taus Makhacheva
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From Tactical Media to the Neo-pragmatists of the Web
by David Garcia
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Dissent and Utopia: Rethinking Art and Technology in Latin America
by Valentina Montero Peña & Pedro Donoso
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The Thing Hamburg: A Temporary Democratization of the Local Art Field
by Cornelia Sollfrank, Rahel Puffert & Michel Chevalier
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Artists ad the New Producers of the Common (?)
by Daphne Dragona
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Long Story Short
by Natalie Bookchin
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The Desires of the Crowd: Scenario for a Future Social System
by Karin Hansson
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From Literal to Metaphorical Utopia: Interconnections Between the Inner Structure of the New Media Art and the Utopian Thought
by Christina Vatsella
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The Point Source: Blindness, Speech and Public Space
by Adam Brown
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Invisible Histories, the Grieving Work of Communism, and the Body as Disruption: A Talk about Art and Politics
by Elske Rosenfeld
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Taken Square: On the Hybrid Infrastructures of the #15M Movement
by José Luis de Vicente
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When Aesthetics Is Not Just a Pretty Picture: Paolo Cirio’s Social Actions
by Lanfranco Aceti
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“In eigener Sache” (Speaking for Ourselves): Magazines, GDR, October 1989 – June 1990
by Elske Rosenfeld
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Artwork / Dreamwork in New Media Documentary
by Karen O’Rourke
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